Iranian Prosecutor Denies Report That Mark Zuckerberg Was Ordered To Appear In Court

IranFlag650Confusion reigns in Iran, as AP reported that Shiraz Chief Prosecutor Ali Alghasimehr told official news agency IRNA that a report Tuesday by “semiofficial” news agency ISNA that Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was ordered to appear in court over alleged privacy violations by Facebook-owned applications WhatsApp and Instagram was untrue.

According to AP, Alghasimehr told IRNA Zuckerberg was not being summoned to court, and Instagram and WhatsApp are not blocked in Iran.

AP pointed out Tuesday that Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social networks are officially banned in Iran, but many Iranians access the sites via proxy servers, adding that since there is no extradition treaty between Iran and the U.S., there is virtually no chance of Zuckerberg appearing in an Iranian court.

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